Viet Nam to ship lychee samples to Japan

Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 16:57

Luc Ngan Lechee is a sepcial fruit in the northern province of Bac Giang. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Viet Nam will ship 10 tonnes of Luc Ngan lychee to Japan as a sample this week, before getting the export licence for it.

Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan said this on a weekly television programme People Ask and Ministers Answer on June 29.

Luc Ngan lychee is a well-known special fruit from the northern province of Bac Giang. If the fruit is accepted by the Japanese customers, the ministry will help domestic growers to sell it in the Japanese market, said Quan.

Quan said that with the help of Japanese partners last year, the ministry has imported a technology that uses the Cell Alive System method for long-term preservation of fruit just as if it has been freshly harvested.

"Lychee growers will surely have to reorganise their cultivation methods from planting to looking after lychee trees by following a process. First they will apply VietGap, a national standard for Vietnamese agricultural products, and then Global Gap, an international standard, for the long term," said Quan. — VNS

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